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New Radioactive Leak Found At Fukushima After Rat Causes Second Cooling System Failure

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The Fukushima farce continues: a month after a rat (no really) caused the cooling system at the exploded Japanese nuclear power plant to fail, history repeats itself, leading to the second cooling failure in a month. As the NYT reported, "Workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant who were installing wire nets Friday to keep rats away from a vital cooling system instead tripped that system, causing it to fail for the second time in weeks. Cooling was restored by late evening on Friday, and there was no imminent danger to the 566 nuclear fuel rods stored in the pool, according to the company. It would have taken at least two weeks for the pool to have risen above the safe level of 149 degrees Fahrenheit, Tepco said." Of course, TEPCO would certainly tell the truth to all those it lied to for weeks in March 2011, the same TEPCO where a rat is the weakest link in its meltdown avoidance planning.

This time however, TEPCO, credibility and professionalism once again in tatters, was forced to reveal a little more, namely that "radioactive water may have leaked into the ground from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the latest of a series of troubles at the facility."

Blame the rats again? And don't worry, it was just "this much" caesium leaking into the ocean, so who's really counting. Sadly, it will be years before the irradiated fauna - both fish and humans - has a sense, over the daily lies, of just how vast the damage has been. By then, however, Japan will have enough hyperinflation to keep it sufficiently distracted from the third arm growing on the back.

From Al-Jazeera:

The fresh leak on Sunday comes a day after Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said up to 120 tonnes of contaminated water may have escaped from another of the seven underground reservoir tanks at the tsunami-damaged plant.

 

TEPCO said radioactivity was detected in water outside a tank in the latest leak but that the contaminated water was unlikely to flow into the sea.

 

"We have determined that a minimal amount of water was feared to have leaked from the tank although there was no decline in the level of water inside the tank," it said in a statement.

 

The tanks store water used to cool down the reactors after radioactive caesium is removed but other radioactive substances remain.

 

The series of leakages came after one of the systems keeping spent atomic fuel cool at the plant temporarily failed on Friday, the second outage in a matter of weeks, underlining the precarious fix at the plant.

Yes, "minimal" - just as it is a "minimal" amount of price increases in imported energy that face the local population following a 30% devaluation in the currency. Don't worry - just like Fukushima is contained, so local companies can't wait to hike wages for everyone to make the 2% inflation targeting "fair" for everyone.

 


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Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:43 | Link to Comment malikai
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Queue absurd radioactive mutant rats joke.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:47 | Link to Comment UnpatrioticHoarder
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Let's see how long they can store decades worth of toxic JGBs without a meltdown

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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It's beeing examined by "TOP MEN".

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:55 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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"Come out and take it, you dirty, yellow-bellied rat ...."

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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Perhaps Bansky is indeed a prophet.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Pinto Currency
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It was a 400 lb rat with 10 lb tumors in its neck.

 

p.s. if people wanted the Fukushima mess dealt with, resolution would be under way.  Much easier to ignore.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:06 | Link to Comment The Abstraction...
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And from that rat was born the first radiation immune Jew.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 03:36 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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In Chernobyl, find many mole rat with deformity. Make for good pet but not sure if is suitable for worker at energy facility. Japan is extreme innovation!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 17:36 | Link to Comment liverdiefree
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What in the world holds your ears apart?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:15 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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"Rats!"

That's a direct quote....

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:21 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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tell me about this rat...

1)how big

2)how many eyes

3)glowing?

4)signs of superstrength?

5)how many tails

6)how the fuck is this giant mutant 3 eyed 4 tailed glow in the dark super rat surviving and for how long in an environment where people cant even work for more than an hour?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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"Rats.  Big fucking rats with dicks as big as elephant dicks."  -- Johnny Rotten Mouth

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 16:56 | Link to Comment knukles
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So when will they fully mutate?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 17:41 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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They already have, friend... walk with me sometime.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 14:07 | Link to Comment Aguadulce
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I'm waiting for super shredder to emerge from the wreckage.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment a growing concern
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:47 | Link to Comment max2205
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Two rats walk into a Japanese bar one orders a beer and the other orders______________

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment ptoemmes
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...an Atomic Bodyslam....

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:23 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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__a shot and a beer for himself and one for that giant glowing mouse at the end of the bar

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 01:50 | Link to Comment Tompooz
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..a pan-galactic gargle blaster

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:41 | Link to Comment stocktivity
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What they aren't saying is that the rats are the size of elephants and glow in the dark.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:44 | Link to Comment Mine Is Bigger
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I can see it.  They will blame rats when JGB auctions fail.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:03 | Link to Comment Abraxas
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What happened to that myth of high-tech Japan and how superior they were to all of us? What's next? A nation wide blackout due to a dead hamster?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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Mt Gox is there.. for all its ups and downs and most say that is where Satoshi is from

but bitcoin is joke... ignore it climbing to $156 right now

 

edit - $157

edit - $158

funny how a 24/7 free market works...shows how TPTB uses their system of controlled failures to benefit only their stacked bets

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:05 | Link to Comment The Abstraction...
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Yeah but $156 is a bubble.

edit$157 is a bubble

edit - $158 is a bubble.

WTF, $700,000 is a bubble. You losers should sell up your silver and BTC and get into portugal treasuries, fast.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:33 | Link to Comment malikai
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Ok, at $700k, I'd be pretty damn scared.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:52 | Link to Comment PacOps
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Might be good to keep in mind that the reactors were designed and built by General Electric. TEPCOs engineers certainly screwed the pooch in their construction and installation. 

The U.S. Navy & Finland seem to be the only reliable entities to deal with nuclear power and the entire issue of storage which has been beat to death for well over 40 years is still a political hot potatoe our elected officials keep kicking down the road. Finland is at least dealing with it on a national level.

http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:36 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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"In a report released last year, "Bringing GE to Light: General Electric's Trail of Radioactive and Toxic Contamination from the Company's Nuclear Weapons Work," INFACT found that GE's nuclear weapons work has created environment health and safety nightmares across the United States.

INFACT charges that GE knowingly contaminated residents of Washington, Oregon and Idaho with radioactive contamination from its Hanford nuclear weapons facility. Workers and communities faced similar dangerous contamination problems at GE facilities throughout the country.

In addition, the report found that:

GE ranks number 1 in Superfund sites, being a "potentially responsible party" at 51 sites as of August 1990.

GE released more cancer-causing chemicals into the environment than any other U.S. company during 1988.

Conducting a nationwide repair program for over one million of its refrigerators, GE intentionally released more than 300,000 pounds of CFCs into the atmosphere, where they destroy the Earth's protective layer….

In 1977, an epidemiologist noticed high levels of cancer and leukemia among workers at GE's plant in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He began a study that initially showed an excessive number of deaths. Then GE took over the funding and the provision of employee records for the study."

http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/hyper/issues/1991/12/mokhiber.html

And with all those Superfund sites, why does GE pay no taxes?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:18 | Link to Comment NaN
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The brand propaganda of GE is "consistent" with it's massive, superfund status:  They use the outright, preemptive lie technique in their brand slogan: "We bring good things to Life". 

Whenever I hear that, I think "and death".

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:16 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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I agree, and in this regard the following document might be of interest:

http://www.osti.gov/bridge/purl.cover.jsp;jsessionid=155625E943B180513B3...

That's the Containment and Release Management (CRM) Handbook for the BWR IV

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:11 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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PacOps,

Are you really Dan Quayle?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 18:04 | Link to Comment PacOps
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No. Just a momentary channeling.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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Here is a good one from Arnie Gundersen for anyone interested.http://www.fairewinds.org/content/fairewinds-speech-new-york-academy-med...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment NaN
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Thanks for the pointer. This is a comprehensive overview of the design flaws and assumption failures for the Mark I nuclear plant in Fukushima by Arnie Gundersen.

  • Design problems were recognized in the 1960s and regulators were not able to overrule GE. 
  • Soil samples collected by Arnie Gundersen in Feb. 2012 at a Tokyo playground qualify as radioactive waste in the US with 7000 Bq/kg. 
  • Newly uncovered radiation monitors miles away detected a 700X rise above background before containment vents were opened to release pressure (where upon the multiple went to 30,000). 
  • Thermal imaging on March 20, 2011 (day 11) shows 128C radioactive outgassing from the containment. This means cesium was not captured by the cooling torus, as designed. 
  • Containments of nuclear plants are not designed to withstand detonations (faster than speed of sound shockwave, such as a hydrogen gas explosion). Fukushima demonstrated that the long-standing NRC assumption that detonations do not occur is false.
  • In another video, training lessons for the NRC, Gundersen points out that nuclear plants currently under construction are not designed to withstand detonations. 

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:09 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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Abraxas,

I must confess that in a way I am enjoying this. I don't mean the suffering of Japanese people that don't know what is happening to them.

In the 1980's, I and everyone was told that Japanese planned for 100-500 years.  Only they could raise beef to "their standards". (Japanese were buying ranches in Montana and elsewhere).

Societies (and companies) that are not flexible die off.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:28 | Link to Comment Abraxas
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I know. I read this book "The Time of Reckoning" in the 80-ies, that was predicting lots of the stuff that has been happening since 2008, only the authors were positive that Japan was country that was going to take over the lead from the USA. They sounded very convincing, I must admit.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:07 | Link to Comment Banksters
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Fukushima will continue spewing for thousands and thousands of years.   

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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Long after all biolife on this planet is gone.

'Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived?'

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v471/n7336/full/nature09678.html

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment The Abstraction...
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Yea, but we will cure all cancers in two years.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment itstippy
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So, it's temporary right?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:07 | Link to Comment screw face
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Mutant Rats with key boards you mean.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:45 | Link to Comment toady
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A little radioactivity never hurt anybody.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:54 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Dude, we're not talking of "a little", here.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:01 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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Top government officials -- from safely inside their lead bunkers -- tell us that even more than a little is okay because the ocean is HUGE!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:12 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Which tells us, that no amount of radiation is okay and the ocean is, in this regard, alto tiny, namely because THEY told us otherwise. Or have I missed something?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:02 | Link to Comment The Abstraction...
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A little radiation stimulates the immune system by creating random protein damage throughout the body. The response of the immune system can kill cancer cells, hence the paradox that radiation workers have lower incidents of cancer than the general public. In theory.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:07 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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No.

Radium Girls:

"The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark paint at the United States Radium factory in Orange, New Jersey around 1917. The women, who had been told the paint was harmless, ingested deadly amounts of radium by licking their paintbrushes to give them a fine point; some also painted their fingernails and teeth with the glowing substance."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 17:03 | Link to Comment knukles
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God!  I Love the Teeth Part.
Imagine her....

Honey, move your head down here, I can't see my....

Well the Factory Was in New Jersey.
Snooki, Yo!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:02 | Link to Comment screw face
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Bio manipulative bull shit, from W. Virgina bunkers!

More glow-in-the-dark Twinkies please.

Wooh Jah, runaway pad spew!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment DosZap
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toady,

A little radioactivity never hurt anybody. ( I know you were being sarcastic,bit it brought this to mind).

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/04/06/noaa-assembles-team-to-investigate-ailing-sea-lion-pups/

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:49 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Not only that Fukushima is probably N.Korea's number 1 target for destroying the US and Japan. I suspect the rat was a N. Korean species.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:43 | Link to Comment Mine Is Bigger
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I don't think N.K. will attack Japan.  Pyongyang relies on money, food and various products sent from ethnic North Koreans in Japan.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 17:02 | Link to Comment knukles
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DPRK ain't gonna attack anybody but their own people some more.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:48 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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So we have Diesel-Boom in Europe, Benny-Cpwa-Boom in the US, and Rat-Ka-Boom in Japan.

So really, its Rats all round. Where's the sinking ship?

O, there it is, tilting a little, but doesn't look too serious....yet.

But that's the way they go down, gentle first....:)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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... and then with thunderous applause. ;)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Must be a Japanese thing, coming out of their holes 30 years after the

event. Seems the cockroaches will have company after all.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:50 | Link to Comment HD
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The markets drop 1% and every fucking government on the planet is on point to fix it, fix it, fix it.  While Fukushima is largely ignored and slowly pollutes the planet two years and counting.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:00 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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The polluting of the planet via fukushima is largely based on real information and everyone basically knows there is nothing we can do to fix it at this point so there is no point to politicians or their media marketers to even acknowlege it whereas the markets aren't governed by anything tangible that common people can see. No laws of physics apply making it infinitely easier to make it seem like what you are claiming to do to fix the markets is effective and the media is only happy to comply since they are really just advertising entities of large multinational corporations that are hurt buy people thinking all is noy peachy.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:41 | Link to Comment DawgAss
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Not being a meteorologist, but doesn't a lot of rain come from oceans?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:11 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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Pretty much all of it. The rain mixes with the radiation in the jetstream, along with the aluminum from the chemtrails that is also bonding with the radiation, and brings it all down to earth.

This is what is called bio-accumulation. It doesn't dissipate, it just gets more and more concentrated.

Plutonium, uranium, hundreds of other radioisotopes, all over the world polluting our water and crops.

And FWIW, many 'non-lethal' isotopes, when they do decay, decay into 'lethal isotopes'. There is much not being said.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:28 | Link to Comment NaN
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More rigor, please. The chemtrail thing is pure fantasy, like space aliens built the pyramids.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:32 | Link to Comment WmMcK
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They didn't build that.

They just supervised and provided the levitation devices. </Sarc>

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:00 | Link to Comment The Abstraction...
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Probably not fixed because it is radiating hundreds of megawatts of radioactive energy into the vicinity, cooking anything that comes near, including brain tissue and electronics.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment DosZap
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While Fukushima is largely ignored and slowly pollutes the planet two years and counting.

Yep, and the oceans food chains are already screwed.What eats seals, and what do seals eat, this is just one example of the inedible seafood chain, that is showing it's ugly head.(not to mention Tuna, and all bottom dwellers)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment imbtween
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Can't they kill the radioactivity with borax or boron or some such thing (at the cost of total loss of the facility)? I recall reading something like that a couple years back and wondered why they didn't just do that...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:54 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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It catches neutrons, thereby reducing criticality. Against radioactivity it does jack shit.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:00 | Link to Comment imbtween
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Ah, thanks for the clarification. Too bad.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:00 | Link to Comment CrazyCooter
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Regarding boron, Borax is pretty useful stuff around the house. It is a natural anti-fungal agent, so I use about a tablespoon in each load of laundry I do (I have a front loading machine) to keep stuff from growing. A box of the stuff lasts for ever at that rate.

I also use it in a few spots around the house where mold tends to set up due to moisture I can't control very well (I live in a rental unit).

Regards,

Cooter

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 18:45 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Re mold:  search for "Concrobium" (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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How about a big ion exchange bed (cation/anion mixed media) or the low-budget-redneck-equivilent - a thousand feet of dirt and rock filtration?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment Matt
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"Can't they kill the radioactivity with borax or boron or some such thing"

they were pouring borax with the water at the beginning, not sure if their still doing it.

I think it is mostly to prevent the melted rods from going critical.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:16 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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For pretty much over two years now, they're pumping salt water in, which accelerates the nuclear corrosion process, in addition to allowing fresh groundwater to flow through the site - all of it running into the ocean.

The rods are either all melted, or in scattered fragments blown for miles in the explosions.

FWIW, there is quite a bit of evidence all the Spent Fuel Pools are gone.

It's like a car going over a cliff. Scientists can argue whether or not the trunk lid may still be intact, but there's no quesion the family inside the car are all dead.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 16:12 | Link to Comment zerozulu
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Why they don't move all x-ray clinics there. put the radiation to some use...Duh

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:52 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Rats !!!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:58 | Link to Comment nmewn
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I automatically think of the ole Rat Fink.

http://www.ratfink.com/rat-fink-cartoon.php

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment resurger
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:09 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Pretty cool ;-)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:50 | Link to Comment Whoa Dammit
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Metal Munching Moon Mice (from Rocky & Bullwinkle):

http://www.zaiusnation.com/stuff/zaius/moosic2/metalmunchingmoonmice.gif

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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This will, in time, turn out as very bad for the pacific ocean. Than the world. Those dorks at Tepco have no right to dump their radioactive shit into my environment. Where do they think they are?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:56 | Link to Comment HD
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:00 | Link to Comment resurger
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The eyes glow at night ,  Bq power?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Thanks, I didn't see that before. But what do they dare, writing "still"? That's not going to get any better, folks. So the headline should read more like: "Tuna [...] already have traces of Fukushima radiation."

Of course, that's not your fault.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment resurger
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Radioactive rats with 2,000,000 becquerels are now on sale ...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 11:58 | Link to Comment GoldRetriever
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Avoid the Japanese tuna brand, "Sickened By The Sea."

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:01 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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I thought if you simply didn't report this stuff it just went away on it's own, just like the BP incident; see, all better...........

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment rustymason
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Thorium reactors, Baby.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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More like charcoal reactors, I think ...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:19 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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Thorium still generates the waste.

Not to mention proliferation.

Next.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:48 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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The technology must proliferate or the rise in body count will be due to competition for resources, the question is whether it is done in a somewhat responsible or completely corrupt manner.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:11 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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Get the folks that built Palm Island in Dubai to bounce over there and build some kind of barrier to slow that shit down. It's going to contiue leaking for decades if not centuries.http://dubaiw.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/dubai-palm-islands-jumeirah...

Get on it!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment Ham-bone
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Keynesian winner - from bridges to nowhere to retaining walls to everywhere...think of the positive economic boost

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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Of course they wont do it, because then they would have lost the magical dilutive powers of the pacific to mask their sins.

And i'm not sure it would do much good at this point other that to reveal the magnitude of the leaks.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:12 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Miyazake is a prophet.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:11 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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Everybody needs to take in more iodine.  The government only recommends the amount needed to keep people from looking like freaks (150 micrograms per day) from goiters and cretinism.

This is much less than needed for optimum health and is about 85 times less than what the average Japanese person ingests in their diet (13 milligrams).

We know that iodine benefits the brain and blocks radiation poisoning. It is also the only element that the thyroid uses.  Because it is immeasurable in the body, there is no telling what other benefits it creates and no studies will be done because it is cheap and can't be patented.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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It only blocks iodine-131 if taken shortly before such fallout arrives. Taken in advance for more than a few hours would be useless.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:28 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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It's not true that that is the only benefit.  That may be what's known, but there is so much about iodine that is unknown and unstudied.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:37 | Link to Comment The Abstraction...
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If Ioidine is the only element the thyroid gland uses, then it must have a way to process raw elemental Iodine, precipitate it out of ionic solution, and prevent it combining with anything else, which claptrap.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:49 | Link to Comment akak
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What, you mean our bones are not composed of pure metallic calcium also?

Say it ain't so Joe!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:53 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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I was only talking of the use in a fallout scenario. It may have many other benefits.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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Considering we all at one time probably didn't believe that the government was out to destroy our financial health, it might do well for us to consider why we're not told of the benefits of an element that has been proven to raise IQ's and push out of the body the other three known carcinogenic halogens, namely chlorine, bromide, and fluoride.  These three are widely allowed to be used in our daily lives.

There is amount substantially above the RDA of .15 mg that is healthful for humans and we have to ask ourselves who or what benefits from higher rates of cancer, obesity, and death.

The US government allows an RDA of .15 mg for a normal adult, up to .3 mg for a pregnant or breast feeding woman.  But in the event of an impending radiation emergency it is ok to give a three month old infant 32 mg of potassium iodide. Maybe a higher RDA might be worth looking into since we know that higher levels can be assimilated humans.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/35.html

We do know the short term benefits of iodine blocking radiation.  We don't know the long term effects so Japan will be the test tube for that research.

I order mine from Amazon.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:19 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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And most iodine supplements come from seaweed, which is pretty much thoroughly saturated with radiation.

No distilling that out.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:31 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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"Iodine is an essential mineral required by the body. We usually get our iodine from the food we eat. However, with the depletion of iodine in the soil over recent years, a supplement is needed. The iodine used in our Lugol's solution is derived from mined crystals, not from shellfish or kelp. We use potassium iodide not sodium iodide."

http://www.amazon.com/Lugols-Iodine-Solution-Potassium-Iodide/dp/B005FANY1W

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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In the City of London (and also in all the financial centers), there are a breed of unthinking, unemotional employees in investment banking and investment management, that have no respect for the ramifications of things. For example they snigger if you mention the environmental effects of BP in the Gulf or TEPCO.. Their only worry is how they themselves can look better spinning a story to their boss that they know the implications on the BP share price. So a set of sheep, subservient shepple with no notions of the greater good. And the more senior assholes are worse. They just want a distilled message to spin to their clients, a 2 liner about how their model now excludes BP or TEPCO or whatever, even though they don't really have a fuckin' model, just a few spreadsheets that they panhandle into a model maintained by some serf who is quite braindead,, while all the time the CIO and CEO etc are thinking how they can find an opportunity to fuck the tasty secretary they have just hired...
This is True!!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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Also knows as Psychopathic Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder

Over the centuries, they are the ones that have been promoted into the highest corporate positions, and the very people that get voted into high positions in governments. Now the world is completely run by them.

Fukushima will clear them all out, though at a high price.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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Yes, a lot can be explained by Narcissism!

Advice:

Avoid a Narcissist, and a boy band manager, and especially a chinese boy band manager..:).!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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Don't worry, the world's top experts are on-scene, trying their damndest to mitigate the situation. Oh, wait...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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You mean, Jimmy Carter is there?  ;)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment sangell
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Put the radioactive waste on All Nippon Airways 787's and tell the North Koreans two can play this game.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:22 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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The pilot would be killed before departure ...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:21 | Link to Comment The Abstraction...
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First send the waste to Israel, labelled 'Baby Food'.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment czarangelus
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Tepco = Shinra

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment Smegley Wanxalot
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Ratzilla is just another phase in the accelerated evolution all species globally will encounter once we are all irradiated for the betterment of the planet.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment short screwed
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I can't wait for the new breed of super heros and villains

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:28 | Link to Comment itstippy
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MAD Magazine reported back in the 1960's that by eliminating all substances proven to cause cancer in rats we put ourselves in danger of being overrun by legions of healthy, robust rats.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 14:04 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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What, me worry?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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Looks like those Godzilla movies were Japanese prophecies.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Biologically Godzilla is a nuclear rat.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Poor guy USED to be an iguana.  

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Satan
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Fucking rats! First the plague now this...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:44 | Link to Comment short screwed
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Holy shit! I almost clicked on the Asian dating scene ad. thnx for the warning Tyler

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:16 | Link to Comment Kickaha
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Those girls are hot!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:52 | Link to Comment Cycle
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Grab that rat and study its DNA repair mechanisms!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:56 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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Incredible.  If they can see the fuel rods why don't they lift them out of the pool and drop them in dry cask storage containers?  Problem solved.  Me thinks a bunch of boobs are farting around the damaged reactors.  The most important thing they can do is separate all the fuel elements even if it means dropping them in the ocean. Together they are dangerous, apart they are way less dangerous.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Because they would all be killed by the radiation, were it not for the shielding function of all that water.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:25 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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What makes you think there are any fuel rods left?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:00 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Where are Japanese coastal fishing boats fishing now? Historically a main part of the Japanese diet was fish. If the average Japanese is eating fish from regional waters they are accumulating radioactive products in their body. I do not hear news about this, but it would be nationwide.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Not Too Important
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They're still fishing. The fish is sent overseas for relabeling, then shipped worldwide. This includes all Japanese food products that don't meet requirements for domestic sale, and Lord knows who's doing that testing.

No one in the US or Canada is testing for radioactive contamination in incoming food products from anywhere, so we all eat at our own peril.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 14:05 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Hmmm, fukusushi ...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 14:21 | Link to Comment billybobtx
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Ratzilla?

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment VyseLegendaire
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Is that Splinter from TMNT? ZeroHede manages to make this a funny article. 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 14:52 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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This may be controversial, in the unlikely event that anyone reads the latter comments. The controversial item is that there may not be a central core vault at Fort Knox.

OK, there may be, but there may not be. Structurally, it makes sense that there is a very large central area going down two levels.

But I have seen documents from the 1950s which talk about extra capacity for the FRBNY in those silly little compartments around the outside of the vault. Its the Clinton Holocaust Museum gold files (ok there now you know). But, they were passed by the freedom of info and archive people so either they are true and selectively passed, or else they passed them en mass. My take is that Powers that Be will very rarely fuck up in releasing stuff.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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You also have to understand that the US Treasury Only had coin bars remaining in early March 1968. So what, says you..?
Well its a big deal...Do I explain now ? Well, yes and no...

The US claims about 8,500 tomnes of AU. There were less than 2,500 tonnes on coin bars ever created. So if the US only had coin bars created, then use your noggen (head) as to what tonnage the US Treasury really has...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:37 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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My Fukudome 1.3 high tunnel hoop house is going up just in time, I see.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Spectre
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I still maintain that 

Fukushima

Will be our worldwide downfall, notwithstanding all banks folding about the same time.  So much destruction, so little time.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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indeed, a future move to Brazil, Chile, Uruguay or maybe even South Africa is a thought. The storms don't like to spin ON the equator, so the cross-contamination is fish, sharks, whales that move about north to south & the ocean conveyor currents. That's what will bring radiation to the Southern Hemisphere. the north is doomed.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment paradism_
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china syndrome....hopefully the spent nuclear rods melt thru the earth's core all the way to DC and everything is swallowed

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 17:17 | Link to Comment mt paul
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rattious

radioactivious ..

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 17:47 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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+1 for TMNT inside joke.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 18:54 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Don't worry Japan, help is on the way...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 01:44 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Google Japanese seafood relabeling in Thailand. Japan still fishes Radioactive waters then ships to Thailand to relabel and ship around the world.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 02:02 | Link to Comment Tompooz
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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/437326/20130220/iran-rats-tehran-snipers-mutated.htm

 

This mutated species has already been let loose on Iran.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:28 | Link to Comment HoneyPooh
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I read this article purely for the comments.

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